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On this day in 2011, Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal took place at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
The attendance for the event was only 2,995 people.
In the main event Gilbert Melendez won a unanimous decision over Jorge Masvidal. and Cyborg TKO’d Hiroko Yamanaka in 16 seconds,
but the fight would be changed to a no contest after Cyborg tested positive for PEDs
Also on the card, Gegard Mousasi defeated Ovince St Preux by unanimous decision.
Mousasi’s pay is actually lower now than it was 5 years ago. He earned $150,000 vs OSP in in Strikeforce in 2011, at UFC 200 earlier this year he earned $110,000,
which is $40,000 less than 5 years ago.
Also on this day in 2011 Doo Ho Choi KOs Ishida
On this day in 2014, Cody McKenzie was KO’d in Russia.
On this day in 1969, Chuck Liddell was born. David Loiseau was born on this day in 1979, and John Cholish was born on this day in 1983.
Cholish fought 3 times in the UFC, for his first fight he said that after expenses he barely broke even, and for his third fight,
after expenses he likely had to pay 5 to 10 grand out of his own pocket to compete. He retired after that fight in 2013.
Cholish is a Cornell University graduate and holds a full-time job with the Marex Spectron which brokers commodities of natural gas
crude oil on the institutional platform.